Teacher Review for Scratch

Works from Kindergarten through GRAD School!

Jonathan M.
Educator
Loma Linda Academy
Loma Linda, CA
Show More
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Individual
Practice
Student-driven work
Great with ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I have used it to teach the basic structure for programming. Learning Scratch is technically learning a computer programming language. The syntax is the same; there is just much less typing than a professional programmer would use. Clicking and dragging blocks, setting parameters, and making loops are some of the few things students learn.
My Take
I have seen this used in Kindergarten classes. I have helped a friend in PT school complete an assignment with it. The sky is the limit with Scratch. You can make nearly whatever you want with it. It is creative and inspires the use of intelligence.